Eric Walker
Image taken:
Feb. 23, 2009
Conon Bridge, Highlands, Scotland
I managed to get about 10 minutes gap in the clouds where, with 10x50 binos, I found Comet Lulin for the first time ever. An easy find using Saturn as a guide and a very obvious large smudge in the dark sky. I had my camera set up on my driven scope mount and squeezed off a single 45sec ISO1600 image using a Canon 400D with 300mm zoom Sigma lens. You can just see a tail if you look at it from a 45° angle to the screen. The clouds rolled back in and that was the end of my Comet Lulin experience. Eric
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